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Bridj Is Shutting Down Bridj Is Shutting Down
- May 01, 2017

People who used Bridj could hail one of the company's private shuttle buses by using an app that then directed them to the nearest pickup location. Bridj, the Boston-based on-demand bus service, is closing up shop after failing to close a "major deal" with an unnamed auto company, the founder explained in a Medium post yesterday. (more...)
Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff
- May 01, 2017

Then again, some of the players use everything in their power to simply make the cut and end up moving the wrong way on the leaderboard. "It was great. Two of the higher-profile teams in this new format weren't able to advance to Saturday's third round. This year, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama and Spieth represented the world's top 10, an entry list akin to recent years in New Orleans. (more...)
National Hockey League roundup: Johansson scores in OT to give Caps series win National Hockey League roundup: Johansson scores in OT to give Caps series win
- May 01, 2017

But also encouraging. If you're the Leafs, you should like your chances knowing that your best player is dominating and not scoring - because it's like a valve that's getting read to blow. They recognized what was at stake on Sunday and affected the play to a degree. The Capitals were determined that nothing was going to deny them of this opportunity. (more...)
Brighton interested signing 26-goal Chelsea academy product on season-long loan Brighton interested signing 26-goal Chelsea academy product on season-long loan
- May 01, 2017

Albion Chief Executive Paul Barber said: "It was a wonderful day at the Wigan game, and despite our requests, we saw a mass invasion from fans, which was an iconic moment". After a season in the Championship, the Blues could opt to give Abraham the chance to develop at a higher level by sending out to a rival Premier League club. (more...)
Mourinho just getting started at Man United Mourinho just getting started at Man United
- May 01, 2017

United , who lost 2-1 in the first league meeting with City, have steadily progressed under Mourinho. "We tried from the beginning, we were looking for the goal". Opposite number Guardiola , who has a long-standing rivalry with Mourinho, refused to get drawn into a war of words with his old adversary. United don't lose many either - it's now one loss in 20 for them - and while they've got injury problems at the back it hasn't really fazed them in recent weeks and there looks to be ... (more...)
NHL: Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance NHL: Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance
- May 01, 2017

Defenceman Chris Wideman will be replaced in the lineup with Fredrik Claesson who, like Wingels, has only played in Game 1. Wideman had been a constant all year. For the Bruins, it's a frustrating exit. In fact, Boston scored its first goal of the series in the first period when Stafford fired a blast by Anderson high on the stick side from the circle at 18:13. (more...)
Celtics won this one on instinct Celtics won this one on instinct
- May 01, 2017

The Wizards even wore black to a home game against the Celtics. Midway through the second quarter, Wizards forward Markieff Morris went down with an ugly ankle injury after landing on the foot of Celtics center Al Horford. "I didn't know if we'd ever score, and I didn't know if they've ever stop scoring", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Game 2 of this playoff series will be played on Tuesday in Boston before heading to Washington for Game 3 on Thursday. (more...)
Nastase sent off, Konta in tears at Fed Cup tie Nastase sent off, Konta in tears at Fed Cup tie
- May 01, 2017

International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty condemned Nastase for his "unacceptable behavior", and the body also began an investigation. "With all due respect to Sorana, she was not in my shoes at that end of the court being verbally threatened", Konta was quoted as saying by British media. (more...)
Cavs, Spurs march on in NBA playoffs Cavs, Spurs march on in NBA playoffs
- May 01, 2017

The Cleveland forward scored 10 consecutive points against love-sick Lance Stephenson and the Cavs opened a 19-point lead in the third quarter. Paul George is averaging 30.5 points in this series and has been a force in this series . (more...)
Manchester United Labour to Tenth Stalemate at Old Drawfford Manchester United Labour to Tenth Stalemate at Old Drawfford
- May 01, 2017

The 29-year-old Spaniard's return comes in the wake of Mourinho imploring Smalling and Jones to fight to come back earlier than predicted to help out Ivory Coast central defender Eric Bailly who has been a rock in the defence but has not been able to be rested. (more...)
Raptors Eliminate Bucks, Win Series 4-2 Raptors Eliminate Bucks, Win Series 4-2
- May 01, 2017

He enters the series 60 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5.682) for the second place on the career postseason scoring list. They left Milwaukee's team to just three points unanswered for, but the Bucks could simply not produce those three points in the remaining seconds of the game. (more...)
Blixt-Smith tandem widens lead at windy Zurich Classic Blixt-Smith tandem widens lead at windy Zurich Classic
- May 01, 2017

Kisner's eagle heroics then forced Smith to make a short birdie putt just to remain in contention for his big PGA Tour breakthrough. "I have fun, yeah", said Nomura, who at 8-under 205 takes a two-stroke lead into the final round. Smith hit a 58-yard approach shot within 3 ½ couple feet of the pin, and the Aussie sank a birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole to give himself and his Swedish teammate the victory. (more...)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho fears 'big' Luke Shaw injury Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho fears 'big' Luke Shaw injury
- May 01, 2017

The context is nine matches in April, 810 mins of football, high levels of fatigue, big match after big match after big match. The Red Devils are also just two points behind Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in third but do have a game in hand on the Merseyside outfit, and victory over Paul Clement's relegation-threatened Swans this afternoon would pile the pressure on City and Liverpool ahead of their clashes against Middlesbrough and Watford respectively. (more...)
Blues, Ducks must respond at home to even 2nd-round series Blues, Ducks must respond at home to even 2nd-round series
- May 01, 2017

Leading their second-round playoff series against the Ducks 2-0 and at home for Game 3, the Oilers were unable to take a stranglehold, falling 6-3 to Anaheim. Talbot played in 73 regular-season games, tied with Washington's Braden Holtby in 2014-15 for the busiest workload by a goalie over the last five years. (more...)
Rendon's huge game leads Nats' 23-5 rout Rendon's huge game leads Nats' 23-5 rout
- May 01, 2017

The third baseman was a ideal six-for-six at the plate, hit three home runs and batted in 10 runs, the last of his home runs coming off Mets back-up catcher Kevin Plawecki after his team decided not to risk any more injuries to pitchers in such a one-sided game. (more...)
Conte wants Chelsea's great season to become 'fantastic' Conte wants Chelsea's great season to become 'fantastic'
- May 01, 2017

Chelsea's Pedro scores their first goal in the win over Everton . The 22-year-old's patience was rewarded with 90 minutes in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham last month, however, and his manager has again stressed his importance to the team as the campaign enters the final handful of games. (more...)
Packers stash Devante Mays at 238th overall pick Packers stash Devante Mays at 238th overall pick
- May 01, 2017

Green Bay acquired Cleveland's leadoff spot in the second round and also a fourth-round selection. He can lineup as a safety counter to either Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Morgan Burnett, or can move down to the line of scrimmage to cover a slot wide receiver or tight end. (more...)
Barca goalie: Messi is 'greatest ever' Barca goalie: Messi is 'greatest ever'
- May 01, 2017

He now has 23 goals in games between the two clubs, five more than Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano and eight more than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentinian's winning goal came at the 92nd minute to stun the earlier leaders Real Madrid . (more...)
Saints Trade Up To Select RB Alvin Kamara, Pick Breakdown Saints Trade Up To Select RB Alvin Kamara, Pick Breakdown
- May 01, 2017

Head Coach Sean Payton made no secret that improving the Saints' defense was his priority. The Saints also acquired a pass-rusher for a defense that ranked near the bottom of the National Football League in sacks last season - albeit at the end of the third round, and with their sixth pick overall. (more...)
Doug Whaley fired as Bills general manager Doug Whaley fired as Bills general manager
- May 01, 2017

He's a smart man. "We're going to try to make the best decision we can in the future. And the reasons remain private to us". Pegula's voice cracked briefly with emotion when discussing the latest move, saying: "There were a few tears around the building, to be honest with you". (more...)